Italy’s imperial record of murder and looting, fire and devastation in Ethiopia.
An extravagantly entertaining account of a medieval ‘theatre state’.
The spread of Hellenic ideas from Greece to the world.
Unmasking an audacious saintly fraud in early modern Naples.
Eyewitness reports of European wars and the febrile mood of nations as they tipped into conflict.
A fresh account of how Londoners responded to the impact of the Second World War.
The nightmarish power of the Soviet passport.
A ringside seat to British domestic politics, from Chamberlain’s meeting with Hitler in October 1938 to the fall of Mussolini in July 1943.
Reporting from the frontlines of the mujahideen war against the Soviet Union.
The historical currents that have shaped modern Central Asia.